and again, i'm acutely aware that my life is a boon of unmerited goodness, of argyle socks, wooly blankets, family within hugging distance and those i hold close across an ocean and half a continent. of forgiveness and every breath pulled and released. of college chums who know all my tells; of fog-shrouded trees and singing to big hair bands in the car; of water and warmth and hope.
[photo courtesy of christianyves]
and just when my heart seems fit to burst, it expands yet again to make room enough for the joy of a single slip of paper from US immigration, one that approves our petition to bring a little boy with a smile as big as sky home to our family.